Joseph R. LaCarte Sr.

October 23, 1954February 18, 2021

Joseph R LaCarte Sr, 66 years old of Phoenix, AZ formerly of Hudson Falls, NY, passed away on Feb 18, 2021 at Banner Thunderbird Hospital after a short battle with COVID-19. He was born on Oct 23, 1954, in Glens Falls, NY, the son of the late Marvin and Caroline LaCarte.

In 1977, Joe served as a Radio Communications Operator in the 10th Marines 2nd Marine Division of the United States Marine Corps. In 1983, as a Lance Corporal, he was honorably discharged from the military.

On April 9, 1983, Joe married Gail L. (Henry) LaCarte in Hudson Falls, NY and together they had one son, Joseph R LaCarte Jr.

He loved to help in his community, especially by volunteering with the Kingsbury Volunteer Fire Department in Kingsbury, New York. Joe enjoyed having backyard barbecues and smoking food for family gatherings. But most of all, he loved being a mentor to his son, grandchildren, family and friends. Joe touched the lives of so many over the years in both New York and Arizona. Many of which consider him an extended family member.

Unfortunately, in October 2005, his wife Gail passed away from cancer. Joe knew that he had to keep up with the life that he and Gail had planned for their son, Joseph Jr, and staying in Arizona is what they did.

Joe is survived by his son, Joseph (Jessica) LaCarte Jr and three grandchildren; Shea, Hailey and Aiden. He is also survived by his siblings, Marva Henderson of Hudson Falls/Arizona and Karen Kelley of Hudson Falls along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

Unfortunately, due to current COVID restrictions, the memorial service in Arizona will be limited to immediate family. However, a celebration of life will follow the memorial for extended family and friends. Also, a celebration of life service will be held in upstate New York at the convenience of the family later this year. Information will be posted on Joe LaCarte Sr. Facebook page as they are available. All current safety mandates at the time of services will be followed.

The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the nurses and staff at Banner Thunderbird ICU/COVID Care Unit in Glendale, Arizona for the care and compassion shown to Joe and his family during this time.

Memorials, cards or donations in the memory of Joseph R LaCarte Sr, may be sent to his son Joseph LaCarte Jr at 12621 N. 37th Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85029.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Joseph R. LaCarte Sr.

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Tony Vasquez

March 2, 2021

Joe.... you were a great man, supervisor who I worked for at Intesys. We busted your balls for being short. Remember busting him and telling him, he was a "short order" cook in the service or when he would have breakfast, it was a "short" stack of pancakes...... he didn't care, he was all fun and gave us crap back. Then I became a supervisor at a new company, he told me he would work for me. Unfortunately I didn't have a spot for his experience. Anyway we kept in contact...... Joe may you rest in eternal life and keep a watch over your family who loves you dearly. Adios mi AMIGO🙏vaya con Dios

Marva Henderson

March 1, 2021

My dear brother I will never forget our lives were there whenever each of us needed to talk or vent.whether I was back home in NY or our move here to AZ..I will miss you my dear brother but I do find peace in knowing you aren’t suffering in any way and you have Gail with you again..give mom n dad hugs for me and especially a big hug to Net..I’m sure this has been quite a reunion for my dear brother until we all meet again please keep an eye on me .. love you so much your Big Sis ..❤️❤️❤️